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Local areas celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

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Tai Chi instructors Stewart Cleaver and Betsy Chapman use fans during a demonstration at Boyertown Community Park. Michilea Patterson — Digital First Media

By Michilea Patterson, The Mercury

About 80 countries will participate in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day including the Unites States. There are several areas throughout the region that will have community demonstrations this Saturday as part of the global healthy activity.

GREEN LANE

Pear Garden Tai Chi & Reflexology will host a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day celebration on Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The event will be held at Green Lane Park on the tennis courts side. The address of the park is 2144 Snyder Road. The event is free all are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Charles Brynan at Charles@peargardentaichi.com or visit the website at www.peargardentaichi.com.

WYOMISSING

There will be a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day celebration at The Highlands in Wyomissing. The event will be Saturday at 10 a.m. The address is 2000 Cambridge Ave. Jan Gyomber of Berks Tai Chi will host the event. For more information, visit www.berkstaichi.com/world_tai_chi_and_qigong_day or email jan@berkstaichi.com.

AUDUBON

The community is invited to experience tai chi and Qigong for free as part of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. The low-impact exercises help with balance and health. The open house event will be held Saturday at Northern Shaolin Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy. The address is 619 S. Trooper Road. There will be free refreshments available. For more information, call 610-631-9200 or visit the event page at bit.ly/2oP5MWA.

WEST CHESTER

The West Chester University Tai Chi Arts Club and the Tai Chi Arts School will have a shared celebration for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on Saturday. The event will be held at the Academic Quad on West Chester University at 10 a.m. Participants will learn Qigong movements, tai chi and about building and sharing energy. For more information, visit the website www.mitchgoldfarb.com/taichiarts/world-tai-chi-day or call 610-873-1923.

PHILADELPHIA

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day will be celebrated Saturday at SPIN Community & Fitness, formerly the Norcom Community Center. The address is 10980 Norcom Road. The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. People will learn meditations, forms, styles, philosophies and practical uses of tai chi and qigong. For more information, visit the Facebook event page at bit.ly/2ploKVX.

EMMAUS

There will be a celebration on Saturday for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on the triangle in downtown Emmaus at 10 a.m. The address is 544 Jubilee St. The event includes a free group class and demonstration. The celebration is through the Lehigh Valley Martial Arts. After the group demonstrations, there will be lunch and social hour. For more information, call 610-966-2234 or visit the event page at bit.ly/2ozqnCh.

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